SYLMAR (CBSLA.com) — A 22-year-old Army veteran who recently returned from serving in Afghanistan was fatally shot early Sunday morning while attending a party with friends.

According to the Sylmar Police Department, Francisco Garcia attended a party with several friends on Saturday evening at a home located on Dronfield Street.

Around 2:00 a.m. Sunday, those who attended the party moved up the street to a different location.

Officers explained Garcia was standing on the sidewalk, North of Astoria Street, when two cars stopped near Sylmar High School.

A Hispanic man reportedly exited a dark SUV and proceeded to smash a beer bottle on the ground while yelling at Garcia across the street.

By CBS News
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